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Tamaha (YNT-12)
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Tamaha (YN-44) (1940 - 1943)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Mike - Oscar
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Yard Net Laying Craft:
  • Built by Canulette Shipbuilding Co., Slidell, LA
  • Completed as the harbor tug Rowen Card (ON 238601) for Card Towing Line, New York, NY
  • Acquired by the Navy, 25 October 1940
  • Converted to a net tender at New York Navy Yard
  • Placed in service as the Yard Net Tender Tamaha (YN-44), 17 December 1940
  • Allocated to the 14th Naval District, serving primarily at Midway Island
  • Redesignated Yard Net Tender,Tug YNT-12, 01 May 1942
  • Returned to San Diego, CA, in the dock of Auxiliary Repair Dry Dock USS ARD-8, 26 March 1946
  • Placed out of service at San Diego, CA, 12 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 01 May 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission at San Diego, for disposal, 15 January 1947
  • Acquired by McAllister Towing of New York, NY and renamed A. J. McAllister, 1947
  • Final Disposition, scuttled as reef, 2003
    Specifications:
    Displacement 253 tons
    Length 105'
    Beam 25'
    Draft 9'
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament four .30 cal machine guns
    Propulsion
    one Winton Diesel engine
    single propeller, 875shp

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    Tamaha (YN-44)
    Tomaha 84k Tamaha (YN-44) underway, probably shortly after conversion to naval service in December 1940 in the vicinity of the New York Navy Yard.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-26598, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives .
    Mike Green
    Tomaha 215k Tamaha (YN-44) underway, probably shortly after conversion to naval service in December 1940 in the vicinity on New York City.
    US Navy photo.
    Stan Svec
    Tamaha (YNt-44)
    ARD-8 176k Tamaha (YNT-12) along with the coastal mine sweeper USS Cockatoo AMc-8) and Coast Guard cutter CG-83508 in the dock of USS ARD-8 at San Diego, 26 March 1946.
    Photo© San Diego Sun.
    Clayton E. Hiscock PTR3/c USS ARD-8
    ARD-8 176k USS ARD-8 moored to a buoy in San Diego Harbor, 26 March 1946 with the yard net tender, tug Tamaha (YNt-12), the coastal mine sweeper USS Cockatoo AMc-8) and Coast Guard cutter CG83508 in her dock.
    Photo© San Diego Sun.
    Clayton E. Hiscock PTR3/c USS ARD-8.
    Commercial Service
    ARD-8 94k Ex-Tamaha (YNT-12) as the McAllister Towing tugboat A.J. McAllister, underway in New York Harbor, date unknown.
    McAllister photo.
    Courtesy tugboatinformation.com
    ARD-8 60k Ex-Tamaha (YNT-12) as the McAllister Towing tugboat A.J. McAllister, moored alongside Timothy McAllsiter, date and location unknown. Courtesy tugboatinformation.com
    ARD-8 74k Ex-Tamaha (YNT-12) as the McAllister Towing tugboat A.J. McAllister, moored outboard Joe Webber, date and location unknown. Courtesy tugboatinformation.com

    Tamaha (YN-44 / YNT-12)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors
    Tugboat Information.com - Tamaha
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